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In Living Color is an American sketch comedy television series that originally ran on the Fox Network from April 15, 1990, to May 19, 1994. Brothers Keenen and Damon Wayans created, wrote and starred in the program. The show was produced by Ivory Way Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and was taped before a live studio audience at stage 7 at the Fox Television Center on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. The title of the series was inspired by the NBC announcement of broadcasts being presented "in living color" during the 1950s and 1960s, prior to mainstream color television. It also refers to the fact that most of the show's cast were black, unlike other sketch comedy shows such as Saturday Night Live whose casts are usually mostly white.

Other members of the Wayans family—Kim, Shawn and Marlon—had regular roles, while brother Dwayne frequently appeared as an extra. The show also starred the previously unknown actor/comedians Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, and David Alan Grier. Additionally, actress Rosie Perez, Dancing with the Stars judge and choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba and dancer Jennifer Lopez were members of the show's dance troupe The Fly Girls. The series won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 1990.

  1. Keenen Ivory Wayans

    Creator

  2. Damon Wayans

    Creator

Series Cast

  1. David Alan Grier

    David Alan Grier

    Calhoun Tubbs

    128 Episodes

  2. Alexandra Wentworth

    Alexandra Wentworth

    128 Episodes

  3. Keenen Ivory Wayans

    Keenen Ivory Wayans

    128 Episodes

  4. Kim Wayans

    Kim Wayans

    128 Episodes

  5. Shawn Wayans

    Shawn Wayans

    DJ

    128 Episodes

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Last Season

In Living Color

Season 5

1993 | 26 Episodes

Season 5 of In Living Color premiered on September 16, 1993.

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  • TV-14

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    This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.

Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 30m

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